Ok, last bit of that family story - the main reason, beside seeing each other, of the picnic was for eggs. Yes, eggs.
I had mentioned my farmer seemed to not be caring for her birds, since I noticed the shells were getting thinner. Like paper thin, which equals a deficiency in their diet. And mom mentioned her neighbors had so many eggs they were tossing them. Can you believe!!? So she offered to bring some to me and I said I'll take 3 dzn. Wham bam I'm dreaming of egg dishes.
Fast forward to the end of our visit, post-carb bomb. And as we're preparing to drive each our own way, mom tosses this out the window:
"honey, I'm interested in finding a good energy drink. Can you help me figure that out?"
Not one to let things go, she calls me at home after the drive back and presses me on how "don't I remember how her Dr. said to take an energy drink if she feels dehydrated or depleted and how there are so many on the market..." I calmly said, "just because the Dr. points you to product on a shelf and doesn't know the ingredients of said product, isn't always the best solution. I'd say lets reverse this approach and look at what causes the tiredness before trying to wake up the body w/ essentially caffeine."
She sighed and said "sure, I suppose." What drives me bananas is she is a lifelong LPN. A nurse! Who I learned from to ??? everything! And frankly, she's given up.
Blah. I am done hijacking this thread w/ family drama. Going to drown myself in some coconut cream right now. =)